Burns, Robert – August 16, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters


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Regiment: 4th Michigan Cavalry

Battles Mentioned:

Historical Figures: Braxton Bragg, Robert H. Minty

Head Quarter 1st Brigade 2d Cav Div
McMinnville Aug 16, 1863

My dear Davidson
I wrote you a long letter on
the 14th + sent you Col Minty’s report and five
papers the same day.    I now write to
say that we are off again the Army of the
Cumberland is again “marching on” We are
to start at 2 o’clock to-morrow morning
for Chattanooga. It is doubtful here
whether Bragg will make a stand there or
not. We are going to see. It will take
us about five days to get there. Think
of getting up to-night at midnight pulling
down our houses and starting off in the
storm at 2 o’clock. Of course it is raining
It always does when a general movement
is contemplated. I have not time to write
anything. I am very well. Good bye,
Watch the papers. We are going to hit if
we can. The fault won’t be ours if we
fail. God bless you all, Love to Mother
Your affec. Brother
Robert

[On Envelope:]

J. Davidson Burns Esq
Kalamazoo
Michigan